Tag Archives: Historic Places

Poem: Big Sur, Big South

We travel south along the coast.The road rises and falls with the tides,Swelling and curving around each rocky vista. South, “Sur” to the Spanish, Big, for grand is the coastal mountainsWhich push up from the sea, Big Sur, Big South. The … Continue reading

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Farm Life: Too Busy with Retiring

My regular readers will have noticed that they have not had posts to read, regularly, recently. Retirement presents too many opportunities for activity. I have been busy living, rather than writing about living. Rather than give excuses, I’ll just mention … Continue reading

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From the Bookshelf: The Hermits of Big Sur, by Paula Huston

Here in the States (USA), we like to observe milestones: 50, 100, 150, 200 year on. The recorded history of European settlement is a relatively short period compared to the development of cultures in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, … Continue reading

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From the Bookshelf: Resurrection Hope, by Kelly Brown Douglas

I am in awe of cathedrals. May that be on an architectural level, entering a building that has existed for hundreds if not a thousand years. May that be on an artistic level, to stroll through the chapels and nave … Continue reading

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As I have mentioned in this series of posts, one of my objectives for this trip to visit my parents was to be my mother’s transportation for the days that I was at home.   She had decided to stop … Continue reading

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Brown Sign: Raqchi, Peru (and our hotel in Cusco)

Ancient water sources: aqueducts and fountains Repurposed Inca fountain: our hotel shower

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Brown Sign: Pisaq, Peru

“Flying Steps”, escalators between terrace levels

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Brown Sign: Moray, Peru

Agricultural experimentation center for the Incas

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Brown Sign: Machu Picchu, Peru

Not the only Ince site toured

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Brown Sign: Ollantaytambo, Peru

Civilization built on the foundations past

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